Materia Reviews

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    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Chemist  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Chemist in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Materia full-time for more than a year


    Fast paced environment where your input counts.
    Diverse projects
    Rapidly growing small company


    Too much free'll make you fat working there!

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Materia Interviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Updated Apr 16, 2014

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    Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pasadena, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Materia in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was more friendly than expected. Mostly talked about the type of work that is done in the company. Otherwise a short and to the point interview.

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Headquarters Pasadena, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Heraeus Holding

Materia manufactures catalysts and provides process technologies to companies in the agrochemical, fine chemical, materials, and pharmaceutical industries. The company's catalyst technology aids in the production of small, medium, and large molecules. Materia's technologies have been used by companies like German industrial chemical manufacturer Lanxess, Swiss agrochem and seeds maker Syngenta, and pharma giant Merck. Originally known as Advanced Sports Materials, Materia was founded in 1998 to commercialize metathesis polymer technology created at the California Institute... More

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